Women are often thought of as being the partner responsible for a couple’s inability to have children. After all, it is the woman who carries the baby and gives birth. However, both the male and female partners play a key role while trying to conceive. Men are just as likely as women to be the reason a couple cannot get pregnant. In order to fertilize an egg, a man’s sperm must be present in sufficient quantity, move correctly, and be normally shaped. There are a number of things men can to do boost male fertility.
Tips to Boost Male Fertility
Get to a Healthy Weight
Being overweight has a negative impact on male fertility. Men who are outside of the normal weight range for their height are more likely to have low sperm count. Additionally, men who are overweight have higher levels of abnormal sperm which makes conception more difficult. Abnormally shaped sperm cannot penentrate the egg for fertilization.
Address Medical Issues
A man’s overall health is one of the most important factors in their reproductive health. Therefore, it is important that men with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, manage their conditions. Keeping chronic conditions in check by taking medication and following the doctor’s guidelines is one of the best ways to boost male fertility.
Diet impacts every aspect of one's life, including fertility. For optimal health and fertility, men should eat well balanced diets that includes fruit, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. Avoiding alcohol and caffeine while trying to conceive can also help to boost fertility.
Exercising regularly reduces stress, increases circulation, and helps to improve a man's fertility. Stress can decrease the quantity and quality of a man’s sperm. Ideally men should get at least 30 minutes per day of exercise.
Smoking has repeatedly been shown to decrease the quality of a man’s sperm. Additionally, the sperm of men who smoke are most likely to have a decline in motility - the way sperm move. Lack of sperm motility prevents sperm from reach and penetrating an egg.
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